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Kate Howe, The CT Medium, Offers Messages from Beyond the Veil

April, 2019

There’s
nothing spooky or eerie about the group reading, but then, I’ve
gone to these before, and, full disclosure, I’m a witch – I scare
people, I don’t scare easily.

The
room has a sense of softness to it, with cotton-ball clouds hanging
from the ceiling, tulle covering overhead fluorescent fixtures, fairy
lights and sheer curtains hanging in the windows, and angels –
sometimes just their wings – everywhere. A cross hangs on one wall,
a colorful picture titled “Chakra” on another. In one corner is
an ancestor altar.

Although
Kate Howe had arranged two rows of chairs at the far end of the room
for a two-hour Heavenly Connections Gallery Event, we seven women who
showed up settled into the cozy fabric furniture nearer the door,
supplemented with relocated folding chairs.

Howe
smudged the space, swirling a smoldering bundle of sage around the
room and followed that by striking a chime several times, allowing
its vibrations to further cleanse the room.

“I
do energy work as I talk to you, FYI, so you might leave here with a
headache, you might leave here feeling really tired. It’s because
I’m moving some energy around as I connect with you,” Howe said.

“I
am a medium – from the day I was born. My mother would always pull
out the medium in me as a child. Everybody else thought I was weird.
I would talk to trees; I would talk to imaginary friends; I would
speak in different dialects and my mother always nurtured that in me.
My mother always said, ‘Oh, it’s just Kate talking to her
angels.’ And my dad, who was very much on the other side of his
brain, is, ‘You can’t tell her that.’ As a businessman, he
says, ‘You can’t tell her that’s OK. People are going to think
she’s crazy,’” she said as she seemed to tower above us
seated in something of a circle with a wide opening for her to move
about, in and out as she pleased.

“When
I was 21, my mother passed away from lymphoma,
and I was in a very difficult place, spiritually. I didn’t know
what it meant to lose a parent. I didn’t know what it meant to lose
anybody … and it being my mom really tripped up my emotions, my
mind, my anger, my sadness.

“She
came clearly to me one day in her garden. I was … so upset she was
gone, I got down on my knees and I screamed at the top of my lungs,
‘Why did you go?’ And I clearly felt her stand right in front of
me and she said, ‘You may never know the answer to that question,
but please know your pain can be channeled in a different way than
falling to your knees and screaming.’

“And
I said, ‘Well that’s what I want to do.’ She said, ‘You
absolutely have the right to do that, but I also know your pain can
be channeled into something beautiful, too.’ I said, ‘I don’t
know what you’re talking about.’ She said, ‘Give me time.’

“So
I ended up going to a medium named Patti
Sinclair.
She’s out of Norfolk, Connecticut. I was supposed to see a shaman
that day, because before my mother died, my mother set my dad up with
a spiritual adviser to help him get through her passing. So he went
to this person a few times and he’s like, ‘Kate, I really think
you could use some of this guy’s healing. He really seems to help.’
I’m like, ‘OK, whatever.’”

Instead
of the shaman, Sinclair was there. Howe and her father came without
knowing there was a change, and decided to meet with her instead.

“She
looked right at me as we walked in and said, ‘Your mother has sent
me here to be your spiritual mother here on earth,’” Howe said,
adding that Sinclair became her mentor “and helped me understand
what I’d been getting my whole life.”

Explaining
how she works, Howe said, “Every healer brings their messages a
little bit differently. I am a little disorganized in the way I go,
so just bear with me. There are times where I’m halfway through
something and I’m on to something else. They tend to talk to me
through a lot of numbers, through a lot of symbols. Symbolism is huge
as a medium because that’s how you talk. A lot of people think you
just have a conversation. … It’s not like that. It’s like, ‘You
need to tell my daughter that I’m going to be with her in that
courtroom.’ Except it isn’t words. It’s a vibration, a symbol.
They might show me the courthouse. They show me my female symbol in
that courthouse. And then they’ll go, ‘Oh, it’s the daughter,
not the mother.’ So they show me a lot of different ways to get
that one message, but it’s not necessarily through words. And so
keep your mind open as I’m trying to connect.”

With
that, she closed her eyes for a moment, one arm across her
midsection, the other touching her chin. Then approached one of the
women and said, “Who’s the M initial? It’s either Martha,
Marie, Mary, Mark. Might be somebody down here, might be someone in
heaven. I just feel there’s an M who is really trying to step
forward for you.”

Michael
was this woman’s grandfather.

Howe
noted he would be bringing in everyone else’s energy, then asked,
“Is there a Robert, Randy, Rebecca who’s connected to you?”

Robert
was her brother.

Talking
quickly, sometimes using her hands, she described the images she was
seeing.

“What’s
the connection to the number two for you? This could be the month of
February. This could be the second of the month. It could be two
children. I’m just seeing two all over you.”

The
number was significant with her brother’s birth and passing.

“He’s
stepping forward. What’s the connection to Florida for you? For
him? Who’s down there right now? Who’s going down there?,” Howe
fired off in rapid succession.

“It’s
where he just came back from,” the woman acknowledged.

Howe
shared some information and then asked, “Did he have a dog?”

Tears
formed as she replied, “I’m going to get the dog.”

After
explaining the connection between her brother and the dog, Howe
asked, “Who’s the teacher in the family who does something at the
school?”

There
was no such connection.

“Any
connection to California? To Morgan? No, that’s all right. I’m
seeing the teacher symbol pop up. I’m trying to figure out why so
many rulers are popping up.”

“Who’s
Frank? Francis? The number 6? The month of June?”

“Frank
was his best friend.”

“Why
is he showing me lots of mysteries around his passing? Why are there
question marks?”

“Because
there are lots of questions,” the woman replied. “He came back to
us from Florida. He had been sick.”

After
providing some spiritual counseling, Howe asked, “Is somebody named
after their dad? Named after their grandfather? This is a male. Does
this make sense for anyone? No? Why am I seeing that? Somebody play
the piano or do something with keys?”

Getting
no response, she said, “OK, I’m going to let that go back up.”
After making more connections and dispensing more bits of
information, Howe circled back, saying, “Someone is talking about
your son right now. I’m really stuck on this namesake right now.”

Turns
out it was not the woman she was facing, but the woman in the corner
whose brother was named after his father and whose son was named
after her husband.

An
obituary, a mother-in-law who just passed, cupcakes signaling a
celebration and being a control freak were among the subjects that
surfaced as Howe described the images she saw, often thanking those
who sent them.

“Do
you have a dog that just crossed,” she asked a woman.

“My
god,” came the reply. It was a 13-year-old Great Dane.

“Who’s
G?”

“Gigi
is what my boys used to call my grandmother.”

“What’s
the Jeep connection to you?”

“I’ve
always wanted one.”

Some
images appear to connect with no one.

“I’m
just seeing it. I was always told to say what I see,” Howe said,
moving on with, “Was someone blind at the end of their life and
could not see? Something with the eye not working?”

It
was a father who had side effects from medications following a kidney
transplant.

Questions,
responses and information flowed.

“Why
is someone showing me frogs all over the place? Is there any
connection to either New York or Broadway?”

“Jesus!
My youngest son is convinced he’s going to be on Broadway and he’s
going to be a big star. He’s 13 right now,” one woman said.

“So,
just know that the other side might be laughing with you … but
anything can happen. It’s just important to know that the other
side sees little things that are happening in our life, big things
that are happening in our life,” Howe said.

Cautioning
attendees that when someone who’s crossed weighs in on a subject,
it’s important to know it’s merely their opinion, she continued
with, “I’m still on the teacher thing. I feel like someone is
inside the school.”

From
the other side of the room a woman spoke up, “I’m a teacher.”

Turning
around, Howe asked her, “Who passed very young? A young soul is
standing very near you. Is there a T name?”

When
the answer was no, she said, “That’s all right. I’m just seeing
this little person here.”

A
woman to the left said, “Teresa is my twin and she lost a child.”

“I’m
just in the wrong area,” Howe said.

“Was
this baby a boy?”

The
answer was affirmative, leading Howe to share a piece of her life.

“I
lost a child at six months pregnant, and I know for a fact there’s
a reason that she showed up. I know it. I don’t try to find the
answers. Some days it feels like it might be coming a little closer,
but I find the beauty around the situation and around the experience.
One thing I learned is it brought my husband and I closer in a way
that never would have bonded us had this not happened. … There’s
always a silver lining. I feel like she may need to hear that.”

The
“scheduler” turned out to be a nurse. A grandmother who
indicated she died of a stroke wanted her granddaughter to know she
sends a red cardinal every day as a sign. The session continues. Howe
is compassionate and kind. For the most part, everyone remains silent
but keenly attuned. Someone understood the bubble wrap reference, but
no one claimed the “Price is Right” connection.

“Does
your grandmother have a child up there with her now? [‘Yes.’]
They’re both coming in together. Do you go to a cemetery often? I
feel like I’m seeing cemeteries,” Howe asked a woman.

“I
just stopped by my grandmother’s cemetery. I was just driving by
and realized ‘this is her cemetery,’” said the woman, adding
that she stopped to pay her respects.

“She
sees that you went. Is there any connection to St. Patrick’s Day?”

“St.
Patrick’s is her cemetery.”

Hearing
that, I felt prickles of energy touching my skin– something that
happened several times that night.

Then
Howe turned to me.

“Is
your mom in spirit?”

She
is.

“Did
you take care of her?”

I
didn’t think I did much at all, and I certainly wasn’t there as
often as I wish I had been.

“Do
you have a sister who’s here?”

Yes.

“Who’s
N?”

My
daughter, Natasha.

“Who’s
like the Irish twins? Whose birthdays fall right on top of each
other?”

My
sister and I were born on the same day two years apart.

She
told me twos and hawks that sometimes swoop very close to my car are
both symbols from my mother. I see both often. Howe correctly noted I
was channeling fear when it came to my freedom – it’s a long
story – and that the umbrella was a significant symbol for me.

“I
feel like it’s important for you to know that mom is acknowledging
that this is the right time,” Howe said, adding my mother is glad I
stopped saying, “one more year” before retiring.

“Are
you and your sister going on a big trip? … I feel like you need to
get up and out.”

My
sister is packing to move to a new home 125 miles away at the same
time I’m packing to move 175 miles before becoming a wandering
witch on wheels in an old bus converted to an RV.

“There’s
a male standing next to her. Does she have a brother who’s with
her? I feel like there’s a very, very strong male energy standing
next to her.”

Not
until I transcribed my recording of the session did I remember my
mother had a much older half brother who died when I was very young.

“Do
you connect with Archangel Michael? Do you talk with him often?”

Yes
and not lately.

“I
feel like he might be sending you a lot of symbols about your next
steps, about what to do next. … Any connection to Vermont or New
Hampshire?”

I’m
moving to New Hampshire.

Assuring
me I’ll find the higher altitude to be energetically quieter, Howe
went on to tell me the lion and the cheetah are both going to be my
power animals to help me be fierce and learn to rule in my world.

“Is
there a brook or a little creek or something that’s very close to
this house or somewhere you go often?”

There’s
a brook in front of my parking space at the condo, and another on the
farm where I will soon be living.

After
some advice to rekindle a practice I had let fall along the wayside
some years ago, she asked me who I knew who was obsessed with some
old cars – my ex – and that something was leaking in my house.

“I’m
seeing drop … drop.”

It’s
my bathtub. It’s been dripping for more than a year.

The
evening continued with Howe giving each woman validation through
names, events and meaningful messages channeled from loved ones on
the other side – confirming their presence in our everyday lives.

When
someone was moved to tears, she handed over a box of tissues saying,
“It’s part of my job description. I make people cry.”

Among
the advice she offered was, “Call in your angels. We forget that we
have these beautiful beings that aren’t our grandmothers, or our
moms or dads, but these angels who’ve known us our entire soul
life, so for thousands of lifetimes that they’ve known us. They’re
so underused.”

Howe
is passionate about using her abilities to help others. She offers a
variety of classes, various types of readings and spiritual life
coaching.

“I’m
just helping to bridge a connection we all have, helping to put
language to it. I like people to leave knowing they don’t have to
come to someone like me all the time to get validation that their
loved ones are a part of their daily lives because we all have this
beautiful connection innately within our souls,” said Howe, a
resident of Salem, Connecticut who opened her office in Canton,
Connecticut about two years ago.

She
urges those who may be experiencing an inner knowingness, mediumship,
healing or other form of psychic awareness to acknowledge their gift.

“What’s
hard about being an empath,” Howe said, “is sometimes you know
things you don’t want to know. So, learning how to deal with those
kinds of intuitive hits can be very tricky. The best thing is to just
honor that it’s happening and you can ask the other side for a
boundary. I do that very often. I walk into crowds at a store or if
I’m going out to a movie theater or a concert, before I leave my
house I make it very clear to them that I am there for pleasure and
that they need to be quiet.

“Your
wall isn’t going to stop you from being psychic, it’s just for
that moment. … It’s about putting up that boundary and being
comfortable enough with your guides and being trusting enough with
your guides, that barrier will come back down when you need it to.”

She
also suggested calling on Archangel Michael for protection in that
kind of situation.

“I
feel like a lot of empaths are just aren’t confident in what they
get. They might be getting lots of hits and they don’t even know
that they’re getting them, or they’re getting them and they’re
very confused about what they’re getting,” Howe said.

“Symbolism
is so huge in spirit, but it’s different for everybody.”

It
requires putting a language to the images, words and feelings you’re
getting. To work with your guides to come to build an inventory of
symbols.

“That
makes you feel less crazy,” she said, adding, “That’s going to
be your language to heaven. That’s going to be how you’re going
to talk to them.”

Understanding
your gift requires having an ongoing conversation with yourself and
your guides. Despite what you are seeing or feeling, you need
confidence that you’re not making it up, and that you’ll know
when to share the information and when to remain silent.

For
example, if you get a vision of someone getting into a car accident,
it may not mean it happens in the physical world – it may mean the
person is headed in the wrong direction and is in for a rude
awakening. It may mean the person is crashing energetically.

“There’s
a whole lot to just one symbol. That’s why defining your symbols is
important, and not being afraid to see them is important.”

Using
a skeleton as an example, she said that when she sees one, it means
someone has a secret.

Only
if she feels guided to will she share information that was not
requested.

To
develop a relationship with the information you’re being given, to
better understand your gift, Howe said, “It’s just a lot of
conversations with your guides and your intuition and your symbols.”

The CT Medium is located in Unionville, CT. Heavenly Connections Gallery Events are held the first Friday of the month from 7-9 p.m. For more information visit thectmedium.com or call 860-924-4639.

** A large portion of this story was written for Valley LIFE and is reprinted with permission.

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About
the Author:

Lynn
Woike
 was
50 – divorced and living on her own for the first time – before
she consciously began practicing as a self taught solitary witch. She
draws on an eclectic mix of old ways she has studied – from her
Sicilian and Germanic heritage to Zen and astrology, the fae,
Buddhism, Celtic, the Kabbalah, Norse and Native American – pulling
from each as she is guided. She practices yoga, reads Tarot and uses
Reiki. From the time she was little, she has loved stories, making
her job as the editor of two monthly newspapers seem less than the
work it is because of the stories she gets to tell. She lives with
her large white cat, Pyewacket, in central Connecticut. You can
follow her boards on Pinterest,
and write to her at woikelynn at gmail dot com.